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How to create a PHP.net mirror

Setting up an official (or unofficial) mirror is described within the official mirror page. However, setting up your own mirror via SVN is possible too and is especially helpful for those working on the PHP website.

The SVN way, but with a hack

  1. Checkout phpweb (svn co http://svn.php.net/repository/web/php/trunk phpweb)
  2. Within phpweb, run this:
    // Note: This is a complete hack
    // Mirror to steal from
    $mirror = 'http://www.php.net/';
    // Files phpweb needs (typically from rsync box)
    $files = array('include/mirrors.inc', 'include/countries.inc', 'include/pregen-events.inc', 'include/pregen-news.inc', 'include/pregen-confs.inc');
    foreach ($files as $file) {
    	file_put_contents($file, file_get_contents($mirror . $file));
    // Another required file, let's create it ourselves
    file_put_contents('include/last_updated.inc', '<?php $LAST_UPDATED=' . time() . '; ?>');
  3. Make a virtual host, see The official mirror page
  4. If wanting the PHP Manual too, either:
web/mirror.1275873353.txt.gz · Last modified: 2017/09/22 13:28 (external edit)